August 26 - Houston-based Gulf Coast Mats (GCM) has appointed Jason Patton to the position of business development.

Patton has a fifteen-year background in industry and holds a degree in aeronautical science, from the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

GCM supplies timbers for use in material handling and heavy lift operations. The matting is constructed of hardwood and oak timbers and is manufactured to a standard size. They are used in construction projects in a number of heavy industries - crane, petrochemical, refinery, pipeline, power, infrastructure and nuclear.